MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A tragic incident unfolded when a small plane crashed into a neighborhood along Lake Norman on Sunday afternoon, claiming the life of the pilot. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol identified the pilot as Randy Mysliviec, a resident of Mooresville, who was attempting to land his single-engine plane at Lake Norman Airport when the accident occurred.
According to officials, the plane, which had the tail number N539MA, took off around 11:50 a.m. and crashed into an abandoned house site about 20 minutes later. Eyewitnesses, such as Daniel Gregory, who lives at the residence with his family, described seeing the plane coming towards their home before it crashed into the trees and eventually the ground.
Gregory recounted the harrowing experience of hearing the plane approach and then witnessing the crash. Despite the efforts of first responders who attempted CPR on the way to the hospital, Mysliviec ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
The Federal Aviation Association (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board are now conducting an investigation into the incident, and it may take some time before additional information about the crash is released to the public.
This unfortunate event serves as a reminder of the potential risks involved in aviation, and the impact it can have on the lives of those involved. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the pilot during this difficult time.
The community is devastated by the loss and is waiting for any updates on this developing story.